Deadlatches offers flexibility of traffic control during and after business hours. A reverse turn of the key while the bolt is held retracted retains the bolt to allow two-way traffic for hospitals, banks, stores, and otherbuildings which require free entrance at certain times and exit-only at other times.
A huge bolt of laminated stainless steel, nearly three inches long, activated by an uncomplicated pivot mechanism, has made this basic MS® Deadlock the standard of the narrow stile door industry. The length of this bolt provides maximum security for a single leaf door, even a very tall and flexible one or an installation where the gap between the door and jamb is greater than it should be.
A crash bar (also known as a panic bar, exit device, panic device, or a push bar) is a form of lever tumbler lock for unlocking a door during emergency conditions. The mechanism consists of a spring-loaded metal bar fixed horizontally to the inside of an outward-opening door. When the lever is either pushed or depressed, it activates a mechanism which unlatches the door allowing occupants to leave quickly from the building.
Building codes (or regulations) which require all public buildings have a minimum number of fire and emergency exits. Crash bars are fitted to these types of doors because they are proven to save lives in the event of an emergency. Emergency exits are required, the crash bar works efficiently to allow people to pass through security doors without a reduction in speed.
Paddles and levers work with deadlatches and deadbolts
An Electric Strike made by Adams Rite is a keyless entry device that locks or unlocks a door with AC or DC currant. Some electric strikes come with buzzers which let people outside know that the door is open. It is important to know the type of application that an electric strike will be used for. If you are unsure, consult a professional.